By Mable Nakibuuka
The police have Wednesday November 18th, 2020 arrested the National Unity Platform (NUP) presidential contender Robert Kyagulanyi Ssentamu aka Bobi Wine in Luuka District, where he was set to hold a rally.
According to the police, Bobi Wine was arrested for flouting Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) that were put in place by the Electoral Commission aimed at preventing the spread of COVID-19, which limit the number of participants at political rallies to 200 people.
— Daniel Lutaaya 🇺🇬 (@daniellutaaya) November 18, 2020
It is alleged however that the number of Bobi Wine’s supporters who had gathered at the stadium in Luuka District where he was to hold his rally surpassed the 200 mark, which prompted the police to stop the rally.
However, Bobi Wine insisted on holding it, which sparked off a scuffle between him, his supporters and the police, which ended up in his arrest.
By press time the police were yet to issue an official statement about Bobi Wine’s arrest.
His arrest comes shortly after that of Makindye West Member of Parliament Allan Ssewanyana, who was on Tuesday remanded to Kitalya prison until November 23rd, 2020, over allegations committing acts like to cause the spread of COVID-19 by holding a political rally of over 200 people.
Details coming up shortly.
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